Acclaimed American economist, Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, was in Athens to deliver a lecture entitled "Europe: What next?" (17.4) as part of the Megaron Plus events taking place in the Greek capital’s Concert Hall, focusing on Europe’s future and economic developments through the period of crisis and austerity policies.

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos received Krugman the next day (18.4) at the presidential mansion, and during their meeting reiterated his conviction that Greece will remain in the European Union and the eurozone.
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The trial of 69 Golden Dawn members, including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and numerous MPs, is due to begin today at a special courtroom in Korydallos prison, chosen for security reasons. Golden Dawn is accused of being a neo-Nazi party of right-wing thugs, xenophobes and anti-Semites. It was voted third largest party in Greece’s Parliament in the last election of January 25, receiving 6.28% of the electoral vote, with 17 seats.

The party’s leader and 68 other people, including the party’s remaining 16 lawmakers as well as supporters and police officers are facing trial. Most are
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An international conference on Migration Management and International Organizations in the 20th century will be held by the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and the University of the Peloponnese (School of Social & Pol. Sciences) in Athens, on April 23-25.

Effective migration management involves inter-state cooperation as well as collaboration with non-state agencies. It is within this context that the EU adopted a Global approach to migration. The conference seeks to assess past international regulation efforts, as well as to contribute to a better understanding of
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Prespa is the name of two freshwater lakes in southeast Europe, shared by Albania, Greece, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, forming a triangle. They are the highest tectonic lakes in the Balkans and the Greek side has access to both lakes, called Big and Small Prespa.

The area has rich fauna as a result of the great variety of natural habitats and its topography. The lakes are important for the breeding of aquatic birds. More than 200 species have been observed at the lakes and the surrounding forest. Particularly notable are the colonies of wild and red pelicans. The marine
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos had a meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens on April 7. Their statemets reflect common views on changes that are needed in EU migration policy.

The main issue is the redistribution of migrants and in this context, the change of Dublin II and Dublin III, while they agreed regarding solidarity with the people escaping areas of conflict and with the countries of the European South that bear the brunt of migration flows.

In statements to the press following their meeting, the
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is currently in Moscow on a working visit with a broad agenda. He is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in today, followed by scheduled meetings between delegations from the two countries. Bilateral agreements will be signed and joint statements will be made by the two leaders. Later in the evening today, Tsipras will meet the heads of expatriate Greek organisations and tomorrow he will deliver a lecture on "Greek-Russian relations and Europe - Challenges and Prospects" at the Moscow State Institute on International Relations (MGIMO) university.

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Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Turkish European Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir met in Budapest, Hungary (7.04) on the sidelines of an international energy meeting between Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Hungary and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The two ministers discussed regional and international issues, as well as Greek-Turkish bilateral relations

Special attention was given to the energy cooperation between the two countries and jointly with the other countries participating in the pentalateral meeting, as well as on Turkey’s European perspective. Energy and transport was also
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As Greece is trying to overcome the economic crisis, a heated debate has begun among intellectuals on the causes of crisis and the ways out of it. Aristos Doxiadis - a renowned Greek commentator and entrepreneur - argues that the Greek crisis is better explained in its institutional and microeconomic factors that has steadily built state deficit and debt, rather than the 2008-2009 macro developments.

Rebuilding Greek economy would require a creative interaction with the underlying realities of Greek society: the family, the small business, and opportunism. Alexander Kritikos, a Research
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The Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki offers a Master’s degree in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South- Eastern Europe (2015-2016).

The programme aims to prepare students for careers in business, government, NGOs and international organizations operating in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as to strengthen the skills and deepen the knowledge of people already following such careers.

The Master’s interdisciplinary syllabus ranges from political science and economics to international relations and
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The project Strange Cities: Athens will open at the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) on April 20 and will run through to June 28. The interesting aspect of this exhibition is that all participating artists are called to create their one image of Athens, on one strange condition: that they have never seen it!

Their only guide is the so-called "inspiration box", containing a recipe, a scent, a poem, a book and recordings of the sounds and music of the city. The OCC chose a team of visual artists in collaboration with London’s Double Decker curators and asked them to re-create a city out of pure
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